Are you drawn to the minimalist look? Minimalism can be a
great way to streamline and simplify a room, creating clean lines and bright
open spaces. In the kitchen, minimalism is a great choice, because we spend so
much time in our kitchens. The kitchen really is the heart of the home, where
you prepare meals, entertain guests, and gather with your family. It should be
a calm, peaceful, and welcoming space, and bringing in a minimalist aesthetic
can help you achieve that feeling. Whether you’re remodeling or just
redecorating, consider these tips for a minimalist kitchen:
- Make it simple. Minimalism is all about
serenity, so steer clear of busy patterns and colors that compete for
attention. Design your floors, cabinets, and countertops to work together harmoniously,
using uninterrupted expanses of coordinated colors. White and wood work well
together for a clean, peaceful look.
- Keep only what you need. What’s on your
counter that shouldn’t be? What do you use daily? The things that you use all
the time should be easily accessible, but specialized appliances and sporadically
used tools, as well as platters and other dishes used for special occasions,
should be stored out of sight. It may be that you can tuck them into cabinets
that aren’t conveniently placed for everyday use, or you may need to find a
spot entirely outside of the kitchen. If you come across something you haven’t
used in years, donate it!
- Make the most of your storage. Getting
rid of some of your little-used objects may free up some space, and this gives
you an excellent opportunity to reorganize. Designate a home for each object
you’re keeping so that you’ll always know where everything goes. This minimizes
clutter and reduces the amount of time you spend looking for things. Maximize
your storage space, organizing your drawers and cabinets efficiently, and
consider a kitchen island for extra space if you need it.
- Choose accents that make an impact. Most
minimalist kitchens tend to be white with wood tones or white with black, but
you don’t have to stick to just those colors. Once you’ve created a serene
backdrop, you can choose a statement piece or two and really make a statement.
You’ll be amazed at how much more impactful your decorative objects seem when
they’re not competing for attention.
When you’re ready
to design your perfect kitchen, contact United Granite. A well-established natural
and engineered stone fabricator and installer, United Granite has been serving
Virginia, Maryland, DC, and New Jersey for 22 years. Our 4 fabrication shops, 4 slab yards, and 1
showroom, as well as our extensive stone inventory, allow United Granite to
produce the highest quality countertops, with the most natural stone color
selections and shortest lead time in the industry. We’ve got locations in
Chantilly, Alexandria, or Fredericksburg, Virginia; if you’re looking for
professional service, quality workmanship, and excellent customer service,
visit our website or email us for more information.